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Trouble copying file from XP disk to Win8 PC

Scenario:  Win XP Pro machine died.  Bought new Win8.  Removed HDD from XP box; connected with USB to Win8.  Tried to copy files in users profile in Docs and Settings.  Permission denied.  Advanced to trying to take ownership.  Stymied on not knowing or being able to figure out the Object name.  Tried the Users folder name alone; tried the full path from F:\  through the user's folder name. None accepted.

Can anyone tell me how to specify the name of the folder that I want to take ownership of?

Of course, any other approach to getting the user's files (including the Outlook files) copied to the new computer will be just fine too.

Ron Hicks
Ronald Hicks
Ronald Hicks
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Your XP HDD must have been protected or enrypted with a user password or deeper still a HDD password or BIOS password.

Without the passsword you cannot access the data on the XP HDD.

Do try access via administrator mode in win 8.
When taking ownership, use Administrators (just type it, hit enter)
When there are more folders, sometimes you have to keep taking ownership for all underlying folders (should keep your busy for quite a while, so hopefully you only need a few folders)
Ronald HicksAuthor Commented:
To Kimputer:

Ah!  So that is the "object name" it is looking for?  The name of the account that is taking ownership?  I was trying to come up with a name for the folder.  Thank you.  Will try it.
Ronald HicksAuthor Commented:
Hooray! Thank you Kimputer.
Ronald HicksAuthor Commented:
Thanks Michsrl for also answering.  Special thanks to Kimputer for discerning where I was going down the wrong path.
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